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Is DDR3 2400MHz worth it?

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Let me just start by saying I am a complete novice when it comes to all this but I have been learning a lot thanks to all the knowledgeable people on this site.
I am on my first build. So let me start by saying I would rather go overkill and have a great machine than save a few pennies. That's not to say I am willing to waste money either.
I wanted to get 16GB RAM for my system because memory has been so cheap so I figured what the heck. But now that I have looked into it a little further it doesn't seem that simple.
My build plans so far:
Intel I7 3770k( I am, of course ,waiting til 04/29/2012)
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe MOBO
Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD
Corsair Performance Pro 128gb SSD
Coolermaster HAF-X-RC-942-KKN1
Coolermaster SilentPro 1000w PSU

I had chosen GEIL Evo Corsair 2x 8GB memory. DDR3 2400MHz. This is$290! The same amount of memory at DDR3 1333MHz is around $100. Is the higher bandwidth really worth all that extra money? In my research I saw that I theoretically could get up to 2800MHz.. I also read that there is no real world difference between 1600MHz and 1333MHz.. Is it the same for 2400MHz? Like I said before, I am a beginner and am learning as I go ,so any and all input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
post #2 of 9
For that price grab 16-32Gb of 1600Mhz you will be pleased.

With an SSD, the memory speed will not change going from 1333 to 2800mhz.
I mean you won't notice any bumps in speed, since by upping the MHZ you are also upping the latency.

If you don't do any rendering or 3D modeling just brab 8 gb for normal gaming.

16Gb is overkill, just like 32Gb(once again, if only for gaming/desktoping)
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If you are doing memory-intensive work for profit or are an extreme benchmarker, then it might be worth it.

For everyday usage, it is not. Get some 30nm Samsung low-profile RAM instead and overclock to 2000+MHz.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

If you are doing memory-intensive work for profit or are an extreme benchmarker, then it might be worth it.

For everyday usage, it is not. Get some 30nm Samsung low-profile RAM instead and overclock to 2000+MHz.



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No its not worth it. 1600 CL9 1.5v is the sweetspot.

Samsung idea sounds great.
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Is Ivy going to support the 2400? They removed it from SB mad.gif
Samsung sticks are good! thumb.gif: I've had mine up to 2240..limited by cpu/chipset
Timings were 9-10-10-28
Maybe someone can answer this..Would Lynnfield push the sticks further than 2240?
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ok!lets imagine you have google new 1gb per second network and the server you are gona play with is also on it!the max you ll be able to go is 125 megabyte per second!so sadly your computer was never the bottleneck to begin with!
we have had ram drive for how long?an insane long time!
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Cool! Looks like im saving the money. Thanks for the input guys.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Is Ivy going to support the 2400? They removed it from SB mad.gif
Samsung sticks are good! thumb.gif: I've had mine up to 2240..limited by cpu/chipset
Timings were 9-10-10-28
Maybe someone can answer this..Would Lynnfield push the sticks further than 2240?
Yes ivy along with z77 will support 2400mhz ram.
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